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    I thought Songran was cancelled this year. At...

    I thought Songran was cancelled this year. At least in Sakon Nakhon, it will be a very dry time...no-one has any booze.
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    A lot of people were out shopping in the local...

    A lot of people were out shopping in the local town yesterday. I have never seen the small Tesco quite so full, with only 2 farangs in the shop and the rest locals. Lockdown is rumoured to be...
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    Where's here?

    Where's here?
  4. Boris has been moved to ICU as symptoms worsen.

    Boris has been moved to ICU as symptoms worsen.
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    Sticky: ^ Are they the ones under quarantine and...

    ^ Are they the ones under quarantine and self-isolation?
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    Sticky: Well, that's a relief. Looks like I have caught a...

    Well, that's a relief. Looks like I have caught a cold. Hate Aircon in the hot season but wife loves it. No fever, just a sore throat in the morning and runny nose.
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    I'm hoping he pulls through and has to eat his...

    I'm hoping he pulls through and has to eat his hat...
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    Well, I'm happy I got back to Thailand in time....

    Well, I'm happy I got back to Thailand in time. The lockdown in Bavaria would have killed me quicker than the virus. At least here I have acres of space without having to be close to anyone but...
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    Sticky: You're selling yourself short with 100m Betty....

    You're selling yourself short with 100m Betty. Swine flu infected 1.4bn in a year. The thing is that once Europe and SE Asia is over it and a vaccine becomes available the situation will return to...
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    Sticky: The rate of infection in Italy two weeks ago was...

    The rate of infection in Italy two weeks ago was such that we were predicting 0.5-1.2m infections and 20,000+ deaths by now if the rate remained the same.

    The lockdown has obviously brought the...
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    Sticky: That is just plain bollox you jabbering fool so...

    That is just plain bollox you jabbering fool so don't fooking patronise...and read your history
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    48059 An oriental garden lizard. Yet another...

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    An oriental garden lizard. Yet another one saved from the dogs...
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    Sticky: In Europe, I think Italy, Spain and Germany have...

    In Europe, I think Italy, Spain and Germany have reached their peaks and numbers will be under control by the end of April. The UK is still on the rise and the USA is going to be hit much worse than...
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    Sticky: ^ Our garden borders onto rice field. Here is the...

    ^ Our garden borders onto rice field. Here is the male again with a better exposure...hard to get detail of black on a sunny day.

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    Is this the female?

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    Sticky: Well, that's a pretty blind observation isn't...

    Well, that's a pretty blind observation isn't it....

    Jabbberrjabberjabberrjabbbering fool...
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    There's such a long queue to get in it could add...

    There's such a long queue to get in it could add 20 years to his life...
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    There will be a few more of these before the year...

    There will be a few more of these before the year is out. Depressing thought, I realise, but for some the idea of having to rebuild from scratch is too much.

    I've lost a bit and will likely lose a...
  18. Cna ynenoa nrdeusjtnf poelpe that wrtei wnhe...

    Cna ynenoa nrdeusjtnf poelpe that wrtei wnhe pssief?
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    Aggressive little buggers aren't they... ...

    Aggressive little buggers aren't they...

    Everyone and the dog has been stung at one time or another in our family. They seem to favour the lips...
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    I tried the recipe yesterday...it's good and...

    I tried the recipe yesterday...it's good and you're right, it will be made again and again. The MIL was also very impressed.
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    Sticky: ^ Smarty points for whoever dreamt this up. Far...

    ^ Smarty points for whoever dreamt this up. Far better to utilise available assets than building new sites.

    Do they have the staff and equipment to man them?
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    Sticky: The French have just updated their figures to...

    The French have just updated their figures to include care homes. That's why the figure jumped 1384 in one day.
  23. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Go fish somewhere else...

    Go fish somewhere else...
  24. There's a nice big storm on TMD due east of...

    There's a nice big storm on TMD due east of Nakhon Phanhom. It is just entering Laos from Vietnam. Hope we only get the top edge of it. I expect a weather warning for Mukdahan soon.
  25. Those requiring a top up to their alcohol stash?...

    Those requiring a top up to their alcohol stash?

    Lots more cars with Bangkok plates around. None appear to have bothered to self isolate. It is going to take its toll soon.
  26. Thread: Daily Moan

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    No need to run off on a tangent Betty. I'm...

    No need to run off on a tangent Betty. I'm talking local government clinic not hospital. It's good for minor ailments, snake bites and injections. Next stop is AEK Udon, which is where we go for...
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    Private clinic in the middle of nakon nowhere?...

    Private clinic in the middle of nakon nowhere? It's a government one. Good enough for the locals is good enough for me.
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    Sticky: We're ready for bed at 8pm and up at 6 am so...

    We're ready for bed at 8pm and up at 6 am so won't notice
  29. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Doctor from the clinic who had me under self...

    Doctor from the clinic who had me under self isolation is willing to give me a certificate if I need it. Nurse came by today to check on family. Wife mentioned I'll need my meds for diabetes in a...
  30. Nope, I've been on my best behaviour. Thai...

    Nope, I've been on my best behaviour. Thai immigration even saluted me when I entered the office.
  31. Work suggested I could get a repatriation flight...

    Work suggested I could get a repatriation flight back. I politely informed them the current contract was too crap for that. I'll stay at home here thanks while they consider how they can make it...
  32. We had thunderstorms around us last night but no...

    We had thunderstorms around us last night but no rain. This morning we took MIL to doctors for her check-up and it was raining as we left the village. On the way back we saw a nice cut-off at the...
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    Sticky: Another visitor to the garden for someone (Nev?)...

    Another visitor to the garden for someone (Nev?) to identify...

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    Sticky: It's very hot and dry up here in Sakon Nakhon at...

    It's very hot and dry up here in Sakon Nakhon at the moment. I spotted this in the garden the other day and I don't think I've posted a photo before...

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    A centaur oakblue (Arhopala...
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    Sticky: I note that the reported deaths in the UK are...

    I note that the reported deaths in the UK are only those who die in hospitals. Care homes, in particular, are not included. Bearing in mind a high percentage of reported deaths in Spain and Italy are...
  36. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I have heard another rumour that the police are...

    I have heard another rumour that the police are stopping vehicles and asking for a doctor's certificate as well as taking temperature when crossing provincial boundaries. The doctor's certificate...
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    Salting also stops aubergine from taking up too...

    Salting also stops aubergine from taking up too much fat when frying.

    I love aubergines, but usually make parmigiana. I think I'll try this for a change thanks.
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    Looks like tax needs to change his bait. No catch...

    Looks like tax needs to change his bait. No catch today...
  39. ^ frowned upon, but not banned outright. Domestic...

    ^ frowned upon, but not banned outright. Domestic flights are still available...

    Rice sacks have suddenly become in demand...they are good at hiding boxes apparently...
  40. I'm sure you are right, it will be available via...

    I'm sure you are right, it will be available via the back door to those who want it. However, there is little congregating going on around our village apart from the funeral I mentioned. In fact many...
  41. Indeed. I am in Sakon Nakhon province and it is...

    Indeed. I am in Sakon Nakhon province and it is not fake. Not even mum&pop shops are selling for fear of the fine. Headman went round those shops and told them yesterday.

    The idea was to reduce...
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    ^ not the best place to go for a crap either...

    ^ not the best place to go for a crap either...
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    ^^^ less than a fortnight's notice of...

    ^^^ less than a fortnight's notice of cancellation. They have to refund the money within a set time. I think it's two weeks but maybe longer. They'll have thousands of customers with the same...
  44. ^ Yep, looking forward to some heavy rain and...

    ^ Yep, looking forward to some heavy rain and cooler nights. My digital thermometer has been sounding the fever alarm before I get it into my mouth the past couple of afternoons.
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    The village has lost its wifi connection. Mast is...

    The village has lost its wifi connection. Mast is under repair. Wife has mobile data but I don't. I couldn't get a new sim card under srlf isolation and now I can't because shops are closed.

    Not...
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    There were a couple of women delivering cloth...

    There were a couple of women delivering cloth facemasks to every house in the village this morning.
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    Today is my last day of self-isolation. Staying...

    Today is my last day of self-isolation. Staying at home and without using air con in house and not using car has been a real help with sore throats. I nearly always get one within a couple of weeks...
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    We arrived at immigration at 09:50 with usual...

    We arrived at immigration at 09:50 with usual paperwork and two photocopies of each. Place wasn't very busy, we were seen to straight away. The staff were very friendly, told the wife to sign the...
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    I spoke to my dad this afternoon. He was getting...

    I spoke to my dad this afternoon. He was getting a bit worried about a lockdown. However, he has a mate in his 90's and is allowed out to check on him each day. Scones and coffee for elevens's is the...
  50. Thread: Airline News

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    ^ fair points...but the proper airlines have...

    ^ fair points...but the proper airlines have dropped their standards to stay competitive.
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